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Aug 5, 2013 3:00pm PDT
saying bailout bevin calling this challenge a probailout kind of guy. is this good news for america? bad news for the republican party? both? the opposite? >> it's good news for the democratic party. if your enemy is committing suicide don't stop them and interrupt them. and the republicans are doing a nice job of taking themselves down. is it good for america? it is probably good for the america, if mitch mcconnell is the leader of the senate. but most americans don't care at all about what is happening in kentucky. but does mitch mcconnell move father and farther to the right than he already is, therefore giving the democrat a chance to win, or move to the middle, and risk losing his fight in his own republican party. >> david: paul ryan has said a government shutdown to defund obamacare, not good politics. others suggesting it is good politics. where do you come down on that and where do you think the country comes down on that? >> the republicans have got caught preaching one thing, and doing another. they say they want to cut the government, defund obamacare. paul ryan ran for vice
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
mayoral candidate and the man who will be paying for the braces on the teeth of america's comedians, anthony weiner. first, something more important. your right to vote. after months on the political sidelines, mrs. clinton took up the fight yesterday, condemning the supreme court's recent position to gut the voter's rights act and the string of red states rushing to aid in its demise. yesterday, north carolina joined texas, mississippi and alabama in passing strict voter i.d. requirements, a move mrs. clinton says will usher in the old demons of discrimination. >> in 2013, so far, more than 80 bills restricting voting rights have been introduced in 31 states. now, not every obstacle is related to race but everyone who says that racial crimination is no longer a problem in american elections must not be paying attention. >> john: the speech delivered before the american bar association, the first of a series of addresses mrs. clinton plans to give this fall, each one addressing a challenge she says is undermining america's faith in government. well, hey, why wait? i'm sure she's jus
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
praised essential new book "collision 2012", obama versus romney and the future of elections in america. he joins us now from washington, d.c. dan, what a pleasure. thank you so much for being here on "viewpoint." >> john, thank you. >> john: congratulations to all of the acclaim your book has received. as you know, this weekend in iowa, both santorum and cruz criticized the romney campaign for its use of the catchphrase "you did build that." their argument it was another instance of him cozying up to the rich republicans. was that mitt romney's core problem as you see it? >> well, it was certainly a problem, john, in this respect. governor romney and president obama look at the economy from two totally different perspectives. their life experiences push them in different directions. when governor romney talked about the economy, he often talked about it from the perspective of job creators, whether small business people or larger business owners. he did not talk about the economy in terms of the working people. the people who were working in those factories or in the small businesses.
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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
an all latino comedian panel covering immigration, and issues. and two weeks, al jazeera america takes over current tv. but tonight's f-bomb deals with the outrageous racism. and this is the birthday of patrick ewing, and the late great adam of the beasty boys who would have been 49 years old today. 47 years ago today the beatles released revolver, the greatest album of all time, and a young ronald reagan once said where free unions and collective bargaining is lost, we lose the middle class. this is "viewpoint." [♪ theme music ] >> john: good evening, friends, i'm john fugelsang this is "viewpoint." the latest case of minimum rage spilled out into the streets. thousands of fast-food workers walked off of the job. they want the right to unionize, and for the federal minimum wage to double from $7.25 an hour, to $15 an hour, and i call that a pretty good start. the image of a fast-food working has long been painted as a teenager. but the average age of a male employee is 29, and 32 for females. more than 25% of fast-food employees are the heads of their households. mcdonald's posted r
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the baseballs, there might be no financial crisis. >>> meanwhile, somewhere in america, a deranged woman you probably worked with is now writing her first love letter to ariel castro in prison despite the fact he slut shamed his victims during sentence. we'll uncover the slut shaming from rush limbaugh to castro on tonight's f bomb. today is the birthday of the late jerry garcia, also the birthday of my favorite rapper, public enemy leader chuck d and coolio is 50. how did that happen? i mention the musical artists today because mtv has a birthday they launched on this date in 1981 when the letters in their logo stood for music television. they dropped the words music television in 2010 proving once and for all that mtv now stands for nothing. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, friends, i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." white house officials and democrats in both houses screamed from the rooftops about how bad sequestration would be. after the g.o.p. rammed it through both houses and john boehner boasted he got 98% of what he wanted, republicans said and i'm paraphrasing here
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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to see how far our labor stand has fallen behind other countries. i want america to be number one, not number one in foreign countries occupied or number one in number of people incarcerated. i want america to be number one in wages. i want america to be number one in benefits. i want america to be number one in healthcare. in australia, they have a $16 an hour minimum wage. in germany, people routinely, as a matter of law get up to six weeks off each year and they get 44 days of paid sick leave. germany is not impoverished by that. they're strengthened. we need to make the same sort of steps here in america to improve the working conditions of the people who work. >> john: i think germany providing their version of medicare for everyone who makes under $100,000 has something to do with that of course. >> germany has had universal healthcare for a century. we're still arguing about it here in the united states. >> john: 100 years after teddy roosevelt ran for it on the progressive ticket. >> that's right. >> john: pushback is the only thing we're getting from our republican friend
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Aug 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
just adds to this ridiculous outdated cold war story on top it. he we strayed america and he went to russia. what what we've seen is the public opinion polling, and people actually care about their privacy. this long term we're going to see. this is what people wanted to know, this story was important, and people cared about it. >> before we go to the polls, people say, oh, yeah, he's going to the countries that don't even love freedom. well, if we loved freedom we might want to protect whistle blowers who give information to congress that congress didn't even have. >> usually they call that an inspector general's reports, and in this case it took a whistle blower for them to figure out what they should have been told. >> it's fascinating because when it comes to polling i feel like the u.s. population is fickle because they keep changing their minds about edward snowden. is he a whistle blower, is he traitor? a recent poll shows 55% o respondents consider him a whistle blower, and only 34% view him as a traitor. it's sad because his biggest fear is that he would leak this informa
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Aug 5, 2013 4:00pm PDT
on that later, but al jazeera america will starting very, very soon. now let's do the news of the day. well, it turns out -- watch out! terror warnings! terror warnings! i'm only half buying it. well, you know, that's how we roll around here. i know that's controversial or would be if anyone were watching, but the reality is it's incredibly convenient timing, now let's let us let the rest of the people working with the government scare the daylights out of you. >> officials are focusing particularly on yemen. communications from the al qaeda after -- affiliate. >> i had a briefing with the vice president. it is scary. >> it could be a series of combined attacks. >> especially troubling, according to one senior u.s. official, surgically implanted devices. bombs in terrorists bodies. quote, these are guys who have developed the techniques to defeat our detection methods, which is why u.s. officials remain vigilant here at home as well, because of the potential threat to airplanes, trains, wherever large groups could rather. >> god i love that package. in news they call those little bites you
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Aug 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, and will be replaced by al jazeera america. in our time here in "the war room" we have focused on important political stories from our march goes on series, to controlling the playing of gun violence in this country and the immigration reform debate that continues to rage on. joining me now inside "the war room" are two of my current colleagues and friends, john fugelsang, the host of "viewpoint, who has the second best hair on this network, and my very close friend, "the young turks" studio in los angeles cenk uygur. thank you both for joining us in "the war room" one last time. >> thank you, michael. >> thank you. >> michael: john, i'm sgoorth with you what do you think the impact that current tv has had on the progressive discussion if any at all? >> well, that's a good question. i have to say it was positive, if not necessarily profound. while this whole experience has proven that liberals are very good at capitalism, i'm very happy for mr. gore, i don't think network had the chance to make the proper impact it could have had had it had proper promotions behind it. i think if we would have had a
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Aug 7, 2013 3:00am PDT
's making news. america's children are slimming down. for the first time in decades, we can say our children are not getting fatter. a study from the cdc that examined the nation's preschoolers found in 18 states, the obesity rate is actually falling. that's the good news. the bad news is the obesity rate held steady in do states. some of the states, ten states overall were examined due to the way data is collected. but a lot of people are crediting michelle obama's let's move campaign for this good news. it certainly helps keep the weight off. >> bill: she's got to get some credit for that. and just raising awareness of the problem. >> absolutely. that's the good news. >> bill: a lot of republicans are beating up on her saying this is silly. no, this is a serious problem. >> it really is. that was the good news. the bad news, of course, if you want to ruin your breakfast, taco bell is here to help. they announced they're kicking off a new breakfast item. they've been trying to kick off a breakfast menu in recent years but this latest hellish creation is the waffle taco. it is a fried waffle
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm PDT
on the studio on the upper west side. no longer there. only played at one theatre in america for two weeks. and there were lines around the block. >> john: i was at nyu back when that came out. back in the '80s, you and jim were all we were allowed to talk about. >> what it tells me about "from she's gonna have it," 27 years ago today until presently, somehow, of all of the films i've done, all over those three decades, it moved people. it has to. if someone is giving you their last $5, you did a movie. you did something. that connected them. and they never forgot it. >> john: that's the power of the media. for me, that's what film making is about. telling stories. >> john: you have an artistic professor of nyu's graduate film program for over ten years now. >> 15 teaching and five as artistic director. >> john: how did that lead you to getting into kick starter? >> well, i teach one day a week. 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. people sign up on my door for half an hour. i have lunch from 1:00 to 2:00. we have class from 2:00 to 5:00. and only teach third year director students. many of my students
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Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
jazeera america. good evening. newt gingrich today came out and said the republican party has to be less vicious and negative. newt gingrich called other republicans vicious and negative, and somewhere, an angel coughed up blood. also, rick perry is going to run for president again, the man who thought arab spring was a saudi death rant. i'll give a list of every democratic that demanded to see the birth certificate. >> 48 years ago tonight, the balesles in vented legendary rock at shea stadium. 44 years ago, the woodstock music festival opened and tonight, we present to you the final hour of original programming produced for current t.v. it has been my privilege to host this show. this evening, we say goodbye with roseanne barr, lewis black, heroic activate and new town survivor erika laughty. i am john fugelsang, this is and has been viewpoint. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ theme >> sit down. sit down! good evening, i'm john fugelsang, this is viewpoint. on this show, i get to say what i want to say, and how i want to say it. that is rare in t.v. i thank current and the guys at al jazeer
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
of america's most vocal critics. we shouldn't forget the difference between the ability of our government to collect information online under strict guidelines and for narrow purposes than the willingness of some other governments to throw their own citizens in prison for what they say online. >> stephanie: talking to you, putin. >> we're not there. >> stephanie: right. [ ♪ battle hymn of republic ] >> i'm with alan grayson. >> stephanie: what did edward snowden get wrong? everything. andrew lightman in the "l.a. times." we posted this up at stephanie miller facebook. snowden is out of his limbo. i hope the food is lousy, the winter is cold and the internet access is awful. >> it is russia. you're pretty much guaranteed all three of those. >> stephanie: i worry more about the damage snowden has done and could still do to strike the right balance between privacy and security. i do, too. he says those following snowden should understand two key points. first, though many things need to be kept secret in today's dangerous world, the line between secret and not secret is stark. the harsh t
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Aug 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, because i'm law abiding. well, this is why -- this is america. we don't do this in america. these are our civil liberties being trampled on, and with each passing day, it's justify amazing the new revelations. this really is a positive thing. cenk: well, the problem is we do do it in america now. >> we do it in america, yes. cenk: and it changes the definition of america. president obama talks about the american people and balancing. >> we should be skeptical about the potential encroachments on privacy. none of the revelations show that government has actually abused these powers, but they're pretty significant powers. if we can make sure that there's competence on the part of the american people that there's oversight, then i think we can make sure we are properly balancing our liberty and security. cenk: here we go again, david. i'm all about balance, i'm the guy in the middle, and, you know, we got the security and liberty, would you have just balanced it perfectly. golly, gee, i'm so worried about the abuse that could happen, but i'm assured none of it has happened and i'm backing it
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Aug 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
this" on al jazeera america. >> good thing to mix with soda, right? >> nobody told me i was on. >> we used to have a drinking game in the control room. nobody drank, but we had certain things that everybody would say and i would yell drink and everybody would pretend to take a drink. one was cenk saying "one more question." everyone would grown and pretend to drink, the other one was anytime michael shure mentioned a dead president. cenk: here's something our audience didn't know. when we had deserrano as the sponsor, well, after john finishes his show in about an hour. >> way to screw up john's line. cenk: i thought in order to keep it real, i should actually try it before we did the first sponsorship, right? i had forgotten to try it the night before and there was a bar down stairs from the new york studio. i literally right before the show went and took a shot of it before going on air, so that i could say oh, when i said on air it's delicious, i wanted to actually mean it and if it wasn't, i wasn't going to say it. you see what i'm saying? >> was it delicious? cenk: it was! >> the
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Aug 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
or is it the other way around. when it comes to race in america it doesn't feel like we're always going in the right direction. they've sent in the clowns, literally, and we'll see which way we're moving in today's big news. "the war room" starts now. [ ♪ music ] >> michael: man, is it good to be back in this state. we're going to be here for four more days. stay with us, we have a great week of shows. earlier today here in san francisco attorney general eric holder laid out plans to alleviate overcrowded prisons and address racism in the justice system. >> as we come together, we need to discuss although incarceration has a significant role to play in our justice system, it can be ineffective and unsustainable. it poses a significant uneconomic burden. it comes with human and moral costs that are impossible to calculate. >> michael: the attorney general. the defendants with drug charges but no ties to large scale drugs organizations will be able to hold draconian mandatory minimum sentences. eric holder comes after one month after 1,000 inmates in california initiated a hunger strike to protest
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Aug 9, 2013 3:00am PDT
about their making america happen, go to their web site, afscme.org. we're talking about sanjay gupta who startled the medical community yesterday admitting he has been wrong all these years about medical marijuana. he says he just didn't do his research. now that he has, he knows it is good, okay, ought to be legal in all 50 states. we have a documentary about it coming up on cnn on sunday. back to your calls and your comments at 1-866-55-press in just a second. but again, want to encourage you to look into something that could save your life. emergency. it is called emergency link i.d. and think about if you were ever in an accident, god forbid, knocked unconscious, medical teams arrive. they can't communicate with you, can't find out any information about you, solve that problem with emergency link i.d. it is a small tag you attach to your key ring or wallet or purse that tells emergency responders everything they need to know. your medical history, your meds, your allergies, your doctor's contact info and most importantly, whom to notify. that could make the difference between lif
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Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
of the humane society of america, great friend of ours, great american will be here to tell us about the latest on horse slaughter in this country and what the humane society is doing about it. jon ward, senior political reporter for "huffington post" in studio with us as well. they're just a few of our guests this morning. we'll get right to it with "the washington post" being sold but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> other headlines making news on this tuesday. the republican national committee is not happy that nbc and cnn are actually considering something that may be entertaining to their viewers. reince priebus is threatening to pull the networks' access to the 2016 primary debates unless the networks pull the hillary clinton-related projects they plan to air. politico reports priebus is deeply disappointed over the network's decision to promote the former secretary of state ahead of her likely presidential candidacy. >> bill: this is silly but it does show, to me, how terrified the republican party is about running, that they might have to run against hillary cli
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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
at "good morning america" one of the most hot dog resingsists. they would call me and say things. i would say good morning america. i did like the switch board. good morning america. they would say, was that a nazi that you had on today? i would say, yeah. you know, they would say how could you have a nazi on television? listen, i don't book the show, first of all, and if they're all in argentina, you have to fly them here. >> john: but they're blond, blue eyed. >> brand completely aggravate me about where is joan london. how the hell do i know? i'm answering phones. do i know where joan london is? >> john: you coul a receptionis. >> i got fired from that job. >> a beinger the chance of getting married is the same chance as being kidnapped by terrorists. to me they're the same thing. >> that wasn't humidity, that was the 80s. >> the hairdos i've been subjected to, oh my god. >> john: i bet they all looked great. >> where is that from? >> john: one of our staff found it. >> and the shiny jacket. >> john: it was from the 80s. i think one of the best moments are current network. i thought wa
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Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
something and they're upset. do you really think that me being here in front of 1500 people, that america is going to wake up tomorrow and change? >> john: lewis, i want to thank you for joining us on the final week of "viewpoint." we're going to have you on the clip tomorrow as well. you've inspired me and other comedians for such a long time. and more important after inspiring me you really make me laugh. it's a gift to have you here. stick around. while we might cover the news, up next we're joined by a peabody award winning not fake news line, the one and own brian lair. lewis black, everyone. [applause] >> ... and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there is wiggle room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> ya, i consider you jew-talian. >> okay, whatever you want. >> who plays kafka? >> who saw kafka? >> who ever saw kafka? >> (laughter). >> asking the tough questions. >> chris brown, i mean you wouldn't let one of your daughters go out with him. >> absolutely not. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me? >> absolutely! >> (singing) >> i
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Aug 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
blamed the u.s. for supporting morsi while he was in power. america, the president said, cannot control the outcome in egypt. >> we want a peaceful democratic prosperous egypt. that's our interest. to achieve that, the egyptians will have to do the work. >> michael: after the events of the past few days that work has become much, much harder. joining us one last time inside "the war room" is bill press, host of current tv's the full press show, and jason johnson, senior editor of 365.com. bill, back to you. it's always good to see you, bill, and i know that you had your last current show today. we might as well talk about it now. where can people live stream your show going forward? >> tomorrow morning bill press show.com we were a radio show before current tv, we will be a radio show after current tv. the show must go on and starting september third we will be on free speech tv, and on talker.tv so people can still watch us on tv. just a different channel. and stream us online and listen on the radio including right there in san francisco, michael. >> michael: yes, exactly. and bp sho
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
and highly acclaimed city in america. weiner can't be in charge. it looks bad for us all. something needs to be said. >> bill: it is up to the people of new york. >> then, of course, mama for obama weighing in says no. president obama shouldn't say anything about weiner. you're saying quite enough. president obama's message is all about jobs. >> bill: i'm expected to talk about it. i'm a freakin' talk show host. i have no principles, no morals, no values, i don't believe in anything. >> can i quote you on that? >> bill: i'm scum of the earth. i can talk about anything and everything. please, please, don't drag the president of the united states down to the level of a talk show host. right? >> i agree. >> bill: donna is in atlanta. hi, donna. >> caller: bill, first of all, you're absolutely more than that. come on. but first of all, the president, as american people, we could care less about who's zooming who and weiner. we want to know how to get back to work and jobs. the president of the united states of america, he cannot just point out somebody from every city, every state, let the re
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Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
last day on current tv. al jazeera america starts i guess on tuesday, but i'm not sure. >> al jazeera has a big house. >> stephanie: indeed. we will have a new television show -- we're on vacation the first week in september, but as soon as we know we'll tweet you out. and you can get the steph cast. [ bell chimes ] >> absolutely. go to stephaniemiller.com to find out how. >> stephanie: yes. in the meantime, guess who is here, our thursday buddy, our pal. ♪ karl >> stephanie: karl frisch, bullfightstrategies.com. ♪ frisch >> stephanie: good morning. >> good morning. i think i get to break the news, hence forth after your vacation, the show will be aired from jim's colonoscopy. >> stephanie: yes, and the rumor is that we're going to dog tv, but that rumor is incorrect. >> no, it is animal planet 6. >> stephanie: right. >> and they will just be sitting? our stead, feed them peanut butter, watch their mouths move. >> stephanie: karl frisch, we have to take a peak into right wing world, you know the rodeo clown incident -- >> yes. >> stephanie: it turned into a giant klan rally -- >>
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Aug 15, 2013 3:00am PDT
, sharpening america's em on the global economy. you can find out more about their good work at goiam.org. all things media, we wanted to talk about in this half hour. joining us from politico. the deputy -- i'm going to call her that, media reporter for politico. working with dylan byers, mckenzie winger. nice to have you. >> thanks for having me. >> bill: thanks for coming in. we're making media news today because our last day on current tv and we want to be sure to remind everybody that while we may be leaving current tv, we're not leaving you because we were with you before current, on the radio. we'll continue after current on the radio. all of our great of a igiates -- affiliates around the country. time to say hello to ktlk out in los angeles, california. where i started my media career. and so still enabling me to continue to be present in southern california out there. hello to all of our good friends out in l.a. and while we're there on the west coast, san francisco, california, as well. early in the morning on the west coast but lots of people joining us. thinkers and drinkser at kt
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Aug 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
donors, et cetera, but nonetheless, you know, i mean, jayar, as a black man in america, you got enough issues, but then if you need a transplant, it turns out you're only 50% as likely to get it as a white person. it's got to be a little frustrating. >> it is and maybe there's always access to information and the right way to go about these things. if you look at facilities in certain neighborhoods, they're not as inviting or informational based as you would think. they may not know the right way to go about it. there's probably tons of people who don't make it on the list or have access to the list. cenk: that would only make the in connection even worse. we have to leave it right there. remember a possible change of position, he will be getting a heart transplant if they've got one. we're going into a whole different issue. steve king is one of the craziest congressman in the u house and he's been saying things like immigrants have cantaloupe cavs. he's outdone himself this time p.m. what did he say now? we'll tell you when we come back. cenk: back on "the young turks." as usual, qui
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of america at all, and we might need to think about the olympics. that's his proud and joy. he loves that part of the world. that's where he vacations. and some say speaker boehner said we can't punish our athletes, they've trained so hard, but our united states policies, our united states foreign relations standing of our country standing for human rights deemed more than the athletes who train? they represent our country. and if our country is not represented properly and going into a country that is repressive, and this is thumbing their nose at america. >> michael: congressman before we let you go your personal life has been in the news a lot this year, unfairly, i think. with an exclamation point. what have you learned from the experience? forgetting the details, but what have you learned from the experience of being in the spotlight like that? >> well, you know, the press, not "the war room," but the other press is oftentimes very irresponsible. they'll look at something and try to find scandal where there is no scandal, then they won't say, i'm sorry, i was wrong. it seems tha
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Aug 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
% of all children live in poverty. >> stephanie: in america. >> in america. >> stephanie: you say your wealth inequality statistics are staggering, and people just hear that, but i think they don't know what that means, but the word staggering, i think is dead on, don't you? >> yeah, i mean there's words in the industrialized nation, and it has gotten a lot worse, and what he used to pride ours on, what the american dream has always been, it's upward mobility that you can be born with nothing and then die a rich person. and the statistics now are that this really doesn't happen anymore. you get to be in the middle class the same way you get to be king, by virtue of birth. we just don't move anymore >> stephanie: and how do we resolve these numbers by kicking the downed to -- down-trodden. poor shaming is the justification that people are -- leave it to americans to kick people when they are down. and that's what they did again with the farm bill. >> they tell poor people to get a job. and they have a job, and they say they can't feed their family or pay their rent, and republicans say
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Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
not on "america's got talent." >> america's got mouth noise. >> stephanie: good morning, kathleen madigan. >> we're so happy to have you here. >> i'm very happy to be here. >> i here iterrized you had -- i theorized you had stopped for cigarettes and i realized you quit. >> i quit. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> i quit three and a half years ago. it was hard. >> but i'm not happy about it. when people go congratulations like i had a baby that i like. i don't -- don't you feel better? no, i don't. i'm crabby. i've gained five pounds. get outta here! i'm not happy about it. and then i went to the lucille ball museum and she smoked until she was 78. i was like see? >> stephanie: are you going to start again? >> you can't show me things like that. >> winston churchill lived on brandy and cigars and lived to be 96. >> back then, cigarettes were at a half cent apiece. >> stephanie: cheaper to get cancer. >> hell of a lot cheaper to get cancer. >> the people go smoking's expensive. it depends on how you look at it. yeah, they're $10 a pack but there's do in the pack so it is only 50 cents apiece. if someone fo
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
america's underpants. i wonder what our prison cells will look like when the nsa has us all arrested for thought crime. that's spectacular. [ applause ] >> that's a huge conspiracy theory. that's like way off the reservation. >> stephanie: that and a few burns and we're ready to go. >> we need to pad captain america's underpants. >> stephanie: who got to teach spinning class yesterday? who was on the big girl bike? >> i didn't teach it but the instructor is injured and she asked me to ride for her yesterday. >> stephanie: i could not be prouder of our little girl. [ ♪ magic wand ] >> it is a lot of pressure to be up on that platform. >> did you tell her that was weakness leaving the body? >> my weakness leaving the body. >> stephanie: very proud of you. here she is, noted spinning instructor, jacki schechner. >> stop it. please. good morning, everybody. if you were early to bed and early to rise like we are, you may have missed the president's appearance on "the tonight show" last night. jay leno got pretty serious with president obama asking him questions about everything from hi
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to give him a fair trial here in america pap lot of us are very skeptical about that. you make a very good example here. i don't think that they look at it in the same vein. >> john lewis came out today and keith ellison, the congressman from minnesota said much the same thing, that edward snowden is walking in the tradition of martin luther king. do you agree or not? >> i think what martin luther king did was write a letter from the birmingham jail, not moscow. he faced his crime when he could have had an opportunity to flee the country. he didn't do that. i think it's a very good thing he went to jail to challenge the congress of the country. he went to jail and wrote from jail. he was trying to challenge the legitimacy of the law by showing it's i will legitimacy in practice. i think edward snowden should come home and face the music. to me, that is what makes sense. if he's right, if snowden is correct, and we do have very important secrets that are being gathered by the u.s. government, why is he giving them to russia. >> we don't know he's giving them to russia. that's an assumption.
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's a precept that's not unique to america, but something that should apply everywhere. stephanie: he talked about russia in general. obama: there were times when they slip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality, and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past. stephanie: you know who this is good news for? >> who? stephanie: the guy with the freaky eyes in all the old goldie hawn movies. dueful lundgren, it's good for him. >> although he is swedish, not russian. >> his acting comes back. stephanie: what a country. >> exactly. >> his real name is probably tim smith. >> i think for the first time since the 1930's, a nazi germany analogy is apt. >> that's what i'm saying. i'm just saying. the white house canceled the face-to-face with putin. obviously this stuff, the lbgt rights and the final straw, of course, the asylum granted to snowden, the state department said we've informed the russian government we believe it will be more constructive to postpone. russian's decision to provide asylum to snowden is a consideration. the kremlin respo
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, massachusetts. the town is number one on "money" magazine's new best small towns in america list for weathering the recession well and having a big lake and being close to both boston and providence. so close that you can commute to work in either city. it is also diverse. nine churches, seven synagogues and one of the largest mosques in new england. louisville, colorado, and vienna, virginia, round out the top three. >> bill: never heard of that city in massachusetts. nine churches in a town of 17,000? congregations are rather small, i would say because some people do not go to church at any rate. what we have -- very significant yesterday. there are two unrelated decisions regarding -- related to law enforcement that really were related. they weren't planned that way but they really do fit together and say something very important, i think, about law enforcement in this country. a lot of us have said for a long time that we went way overboard, you know. 10, 20 years ago. the last -- the previous generation about -- gotta be tough on crime. tough on law enforcement. crack down on crime. throw
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what it is. tomorrow, organizing for action, ofa, obama for america, targeting the 135 climate deniers in congress. congress didn't going to pass climate legislation. what is the strategy here? >> well, this is one of the ways that i think has to be--this is a tactic that has to be employed going forward, which is focus on specific lengthe legislators ans on specific issues. there is such a media blitz to present this false balance when it comes to climate change even though an overwhimming scientists who believe that there is an affect on climate, and so i think this is a great strategy focusing on individual issues and specific legislators. >> michael: i think that's where they're going, and even if legislation doesn't happen again, this is where you start things. finally let's go to the economy, new report from the center of american for progress with the cuts over the past to years the deficit is now stabilized. it won't grow for the next eight years any way. it will have an impact on politics when congress has to pass a budget in september. what do you see that impact being? >> it
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of the most important news outlets in america advocated their role as a check to power. the journalistic responsibility to challenge the exests of government, and they did so for fear of being seen as unpatriotic, and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism. you know what, whatever you think about edward snowden, i think he is absolutely right on in those comments, in fact, dare i say it, you have heard me make the same point here on this program many times how disappointed i have been in the media. let's go back to those days after september 11th. clearly we were struck. we had a right to strike back, and a right to find out what was going on, but in this fervor of patriotism, so-called, and nationally. at the time, there is a lot of stuff that happened that should never have happened, and the main stream media was afraid of being too critical of some of the things the government was doing at the time because of being accused of being unpatriotic. what about the patriot act? members of congress didn't do their job. but the media didn't do its job either. and the
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. >> stephanie: you're a bad parent and you hate america if you don't take your kids to see "planes." >> your voice is all over the commercials. >> i don't know why i showed up this morning. >> right? >> number three movie this week. >> i was stopped and frisked on the way though. [ speaking foreign language ] >> stephanie: if we were in new york, you would not have made it on time. you would have been in mid-frisk. >> don't stop and frisk your brown friends. it's not right! >> stephanie: all right. so i don't know how you are on all of those nsa stuff. this is what's going to happen. all of our conspiracy theory friends are going to say i deliberately waited to do all of the stuff when jim wasn't here. and my story is that he's having a colonoscopy. not here to defend himself. no, we've been getting into -- what would you call it, chris, a spirited debate. >> yes. >> stephanie: about the nsa stuff and snowden, hero, traitor, blah, blah, blah. anyway, paul in houston writes steph, listening to jim ward talk about the nsa makes me want to pull my eyelashes out. this is the same guy who says th
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on our phone calls. >> obama: america is not interested on spying ordinary people. we're focused on finding the information necessary to protect our people and in many cases protect our allies. >> bill: but it still remains to be said and shown how collecting information on every single phone call made in the united states by every single american who places the call, how long the call is and who they're calling, hard to see how that helps us find a terrorist in the middle east. remember last week this whole new terror scare that we found out about, took action, closed those embassies, nothing to do with this domestic spying program. that domestic spying program did not help one damn bit. i join republicans and democrats in congress. you've got people in congress like john conyers on the left, and james sensenbrenner on the right. you have dick durbin on the left and rand paul on the right all saying there have to be limits to this data collection, and there should be probable cause or some sufficient reason for going after those phone data on a particular person before you rando
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when the president gets this intelligence briefing, and it's not our job to make sure that america doesn't have any attacks, and i bet if it were our job, we would have a different perspective. >> stephanie: yeah. that's how you finish the piece. and you say the mere willingness to have this conversation, let alone take some concrete steps -- and this is not just be defending the president, i really believe there should be some balance. so i was asking you, jim, how would you fix it. >> i'm reading something from the guardian, about the -- well, it's kind of a lengthy thing, but the idea that they can suck up every bit of information on us now, on the theory that some day, something that they find might be relevant -- >> stephanie: michael. right. right. what are your thoughts on that, michael? >> i think the authority right now probably is overbrood, and needs to be looked at, but one of the things obama said was that that's what they are going to look at. that's what section 215 of the patriot act is. it is that section authority that we have all of this data mining of telephone
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government, so overall when you take all the homes, three out of five thunderstorms now in america are backed up by the taxpayers. joe, i find that crazy. does that make me a conservative that i think it's crazy that taxpayers are backing everybody -- why would i? i've got nothing to do with them. >> you sound like you're getting ready to qualify for a job... you have a very significant point here. to ana's point, two things are going on. there are a lot of flippers and bank property investors looking at the market here, that has led to 19% increase in the number of flippers who are buying homes this year as opposed to last year, and a 74% increase over the number of people who are buying homes to flip them, compared to 2011. that's fine if you're looking at a rental market, but not so fine if looking at an ownership market, where you are inflating the price by withholding inventory. the theory is that you're trying to create psychological demand, if the price goes up, people assume it's valuable, you get more people on the market trying to buy the same thing. the problem that we have here in
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america, makes her the whitest south african ever. and it is this point, it's so painful, it's like watching rod stewart on stage. anthony, stop, stop, stop. this is viewpoint. >> good evening, i'm john if you fugelsang. i'll honored to have with us a man who was the host of his own show called the dick cavett show, which aired for 12 years. from icons to politicians, this show gave a platform for personalities to speak freely on a scale you never see today. take a look. >> suppose someone said to you you got to loosen up, i know you got to work, but let's go out and get drunk and sniff cocaine. that's what everybody's doing. >> i don't believe everybody's doing that. i won't do it. i've got plenty of energy without it. cold sober, i find myself absolutely fascinating. [ laughter ] >> yoko sat in that very chair. >> why don't you look at your question sheet and ask a question? can i talk to the audience. >> why don't you fold it five ways and put it where the moon don't shine? >> his most recent book is called "talk show, confrontations, pointed commentary and off screen secrets." i
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and everything is, a america blog, and i would encourage folks to read up there. they do cover when there's developments in the story, for example the one that chris mentioned. there was a write-up where somebody went through and said here are the facts. this guy was kicked out of russia. there are two separate stolely companies now, et cetera. >> uh-huh. >> and they have walked through those complaints and issues there, and i'm still reasonably content with the explanations. >> stephanie: it has not affected one guy. russian lawmaker, we will arrest gay athletes and tourists after the olympic games. >> yeah. i have seen the typical russian person. they are not athletic if you will. >> stephanie: the gay propaganda law will remain in force during the olympic games. it comes as the russian government has assured them all athletes and spectators will be safe from arrest. he said i can say the best figure skating in the world is the soviet school of figure skating. >> stephanie: yeah, there is nothing more macho than a male figure skater. >> yeah. those blades are kept pretty sharp. >> yeah,
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to these townhall meetings. >> bill: right. will there be like organizing for america, the offshoot of the obama campaign volunteers. will there be any effort on their part? >> a lot of their early organizing efforts have not yielded big crowds. there have been some embarrassing stories for them, but i think you can expect groups like la razza, and aclu, and there are a couple of big groups that are being run by conservative republican activists, more the karl rove set. one of the chief strategists behind the pro-immigration reform is the director of the national [ inaudible ] under john coren. >> bill: and this is sort of a fortaste, when they come back from this five weeks, right, they are going to have a hell of a -- they kicked everything down the road, right? they are going to have a hell of a busy agenda when they come back on issues on the farm bill, the debt ceiling, where they haven't done any ability to come together. >> and the other appropriations bills, the end of the fiscal year is october 1st. they just tried to pass the transportation and housing and urban development, they lumpe
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on tv at some point? did she do some segment? it was my favorite. >> maybe on good morning america. >> stephanie: right. something like that. >> yeah. >> stephanie: all right. dear momma and the mooks good luck with your new tv venture, i have been pestering my wife with stephan stephanie said this and stephanie said that for years -- and who doesn't. >> now she watches your show and she is doing it. we can't wait watch your show. i would tell you but i would have to kill you. we'll be on current until next week. but follow us on facebook and go to stephaniemiller.com. >> yes, and go to stephaniemiller.com and along the top you'll see member log in, click on that, and then in the banner, you'll see subscribe exclamation point. click on that. >> stephanie: it's free! >> yes, and you see email list free. go to the bottom of that column and sign up. >> stephanie: and then you'll be on our legendary email blast. >> but facebook is the easiest way to follow us. >> stephanie: i don't do any of it. >> i know you don't. >> stephanie: i quite by quill pen and candlelight. >> four score and
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in america's classrooms every day. you can find out more about their good work at aft.org. edward snowden out of the airport. we'll move on to that and a couple more comments about smoking here. but first, something very important to consider. if you think about it, what if you were in an accident and you were knocked unconscious, paramedics arrive and they can't get any information out of you because you cannot communicate with them. that could make the difference between life and death. one way to prepare yourself for such an emergency is emergency link i.d. it is a small tag you attach to your key ring or put in your wallet or purse that will tell emergency responders everything they might need to know. your medical history, your meds, allergies, doctor's contact info and most importantly, whom to notify again. could make the difference between life and death. do yourself a huge favor. sign up for emergency link's emergency response service today. it is only $10 a year and you'll receive your i.d. kit free. it is $10 a year. your i.d. kit free. you have to sign up now. limited offer. go to
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. that stunning moment remains etched in america's collective memory. now we turn from a disgraced president to a great guy that we'll never, ever, ever give up, brett erlich. what have you got for us today? >> i have so much. steve king, representative from iowa keeps churning out the hits. he's like a vaguely racive taylor swift. he is a guy who you may remember a few weeks ago it was just, he said for every one value dick tore yep beneficiary of the dream act, there are 100 who have cavs the size of cantaloupes from lugging 75 pounds of marijuana through the desert. this man has turned his sights on climatolo something. ist: this guy has turned putting his foot into his mouth into an exact science. >> at least steve king is pro photosynthesis. >> absolutely. it's great, scientology is more of a religion than science. climb tolling is just as much science as science. >> the more steve king opens his mouth, the worse for the republican party. >> he said we don't know where the sea level is even, let alone say if it's going to come up globally because of c.o.2 suspend the in that how would
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the fact that his son is in the ad. we're not talking about middle america, we're talking about new york city and it's very different when it comes to race relations compared to the rest of the country. this will play well especially people have been critical of stop and frisk. i had like to see him win even though i don't live in new york city. cenk: there is a huge number of minorities that have suffered under stop and frisk. even if you think it's great, they don't think it's great, and they vote, too. he says i'm going to fire ray kelly and bring in a new police commissioner. roth man, go. >> let me be a bit cynical here. "the new york times" poll showed physical tie between deblasio and anthony weeper in the back. african-americans, dead last, even anthony wiener still has the support of 15% of african-americans. it used to be higher. eliot, it's ridiculous. he's got a real problem with the african-american vote. this feels like a play in the african-american vote to propel him into the likely run off that will be held. cenk: that's exactly what it is. you're right, and i think it's
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who are facing criminal charges, which in america is shocking news. wow, bankers chargedded with fraud and conspiracy. they did not get ina drew, who is the head of the chief investment office, and the people who the government claims was tampering with trades. if you remember there was $6.2 billion in losses because of what they called the london n whale" in jpmorgan. how about the ceo, jamie diamond. don't be redic ridiculous, he we charged. two guys will face charges, and what are thos those? conspires, falsifying wire fraud and you'll get to that in a second. but carl levin, and this is what he had to say about it at the time. >> the risk and disregarded risk limits and manipulated risk models, dodged oversight and misinformed the public. >> cenk: that seems pretty bad. let's bring david cay johnston if whoa is an expert on this and covers this area. what do you think about the charges, and are they appropriate for what you think about this case? >> they're very troubling. here's what happened. the trader in the center made a good record to protect himself. so they went after the p
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the support of media matters for america. left-leaning organization whose founder david brock wrote a letter to the two networks saying they ought to rethink this because it raised questions of fairness and potential conflict of interest. and then maureen dowd yesterday in the "new york times" saying on this one issue, reince priebus was right. >> it absolutely does. it's going to be a tough race to begin with but i think even if this does happen, and they don't pull these -- this doc and this mini series, young people especially are going to decide for themselves in this election. i don't know how much sway a doc or mini series is going to have but it is still definitely something to be concerned about. >> bill: no doubt they do have an impact. they do have an impact. so here's what i want you to do next is go out and track down chris christie and rand paul, okay, and make that your next challenge. get some good stuff and tell us about it. >> oh, absolutely. >> bill: this is a fun kind of contest to watch. >> it's only going to get more fun, i think. >> bill: yeah. but, of course, chris chr
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the contents of vast amounts of america's emails and text communications in and out of the country hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance. while it has long known that the agency conducts searches, this reveals more about the scale of secret operations. government officials say it was authorized by the fisa amendment act which congress approved eavesdropping as long as it was a non-citizen abroad. it gets a little in the weeds for me. >> i know. stephanie: i mean, that's what's -- as we've said, jim, it's not that i don't have concerns about it, i think that's why it's not that understandable for the normal person to go i don't know what degree they're doing what exactly. >> exactly, and that's what's so troubling about it, that it's just a broad, you know, drag net. stephanie: yeah. you know what will make us feel better? maggot on fax. hi, bob. that would be a stretch to call any fax about maggots fun, but go ahead. >> they are very handy for eating dead flesh. you have a piece of flesh that's dead on your body that's rotting, doctors, american doc
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